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Thomas, Good Bye
By Sarah L Tagert
Thursday, November 21, 2002
~When I saw Thomas Wednesday afternoon, his back
arched, standing stiffly, I knew in my heart, the end was
near. Eighteen years of the closest bond I had ever known
would soon be over. By that night, he couldnít stand alone.
He spent Thursday lying in a box, refusing to eat or drink
even his most favored treats. Vicki approached me with the
option of having him put to sleep. I told her I would have to
think about it. After agonizing over it all day I knew it
would be kinder to let him go before he began to suffer. The
next morning I spent a long time lying on the floor with him,
stroking his fur, and saying all the things there were no
words for. I didnít think I would ever stop crying that day,
but I finally went back to sleep. I didnít intend to get out of
bed for anything that day, but Mom and Vicki talked me
into going out to lunch. I was miserable the whole time. I
drew frowns on the paper on the table at the restaurant and
the waiter (named Stephen) tried to turn them into smiles.
Coming home knowing Thomas wasnít going to be here to
greet us that the back door was hard. I still donít know what
to do with myself without him.~
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|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Omigod, I MISSED this!! I am SOOOO SORRY!! PLEASE don't shoot me! LOL Wonderful story; well done!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Email me soon; I miss your letters! Hope you are okay! :)
|Reviewed by Thomas Lanechanger
|Sarah, since the title caught me attention, I had to read this piece while I am loitering around your Den. A very well-penned heartfelt piece, which many can relate. I still remember every pet I ever had, and miss each one of them. I have a pet Chow now and have had him for almost ten years. His birthday is this month. Sometimes the bond between our pets and ourselves is one of the most rewarding things a human can have. After reading your last piece this was very comforting because my Chow is sitting here, and I felt such a relief that he is still around. Heck, I even fought for him in my divorce settlement. Goes to show you how much he means to me. Take care and be well my valued friend.|
|Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
|A very heartfelt piece, Sarah! God Bless you Your Friend